What does it take to be a church that is worthy and one that is ready to glorify God. This week reveals that there were 120 believers that were waiting for the Holy Spirit to come to them in Jerusalem. Even though they were diverse, they found themselves united in their faith. They were devoted to each other and they were devoted to prayer with each other. These attributes reveal a people of God prepared for God’s work.
A Worthy Church
August 25, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 1:12–26
Two birds with One Stone
December 1, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 7:48–50
Acts gives us plenty of examples of men who live for Jesus. One that stands out is a man named Stephen. Not only did he live for Jesus, but he became the first believer to die for his faith as well. All the way through his last breath, God’s Word tells us that Stephen lived for Jesus regardless of what it cost him. You and I may never have to experience persecution like that, but we are called to the same dedication.
November 17, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 6:1–7
As the church continued to grow, so did some grumblings. However, the Apostles were given the wisdom to come up with a solution...serving! As they focused on prayer and preaching God’s Word, others began to serve the Body of Christ. As Believers, we are ALL called to serve in some way. If Jesus came to serve and give his life, then his life leads us to serve Him.
The Job Description
November 10, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 5:17–42
With every role in life comes expectations. The greatest role we have is being a believer in Christ and a witness to His Kingdom. This role has expectations as well. Acts 5 reveals that believers should expect trials, persecution, and moments when we have to stand up for our faith. However, we can also expect to experience the work of God throughout our life before the greatest experience of all, eternity with Him.